Marc Acito spent most of the day downtown yesterday, pounding the pavement between government offices in order to make sure we had all the sound equipment and city permits we needed. Did you know a city noise permit is over a hundred bucks? Yeah, me neither. He also schlepped across town about two hours before the event and rented us a generator when it became clear that we wouldn't have a way to power the sound equipment without one. He was generous enough to cough up the cost of this stuff because, well, he's awesome. He also felt it was worth it given the potential outcome of the rally.
Sue Brown, who is my co-conspirator on this website, bought much of the materials used for making the signs used at the rally. Like Marc, she ate this cost because she believes in what we're doing.
Bottom line, it was about $250 (Marc and Sue, correct me if I'm wrong) to rent/buy the materials that made our wonderful rally possible. I'd like to help defray the costs these folks incurred and that's why I've added a Paypal donation button over there on the right so that any soul who's willing can help. I won't be accepting donations for any more than was spent, so if/when we have that amount (*fingers crossed*), I'll take the button down.
Even if it's a buck or two, we can help Marc and Sue out if enough people donate. Thank you in advance, you sweet, Sam-lovin' people.